Nevis Peak Hike

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Nevis Peak Hike
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ranjit9
Mumbai, India109 contributions
Challenge conquest - Nevis Peak
May 2019
We have been to Four Seasons Nevis on a company sponsored trip based on annual quota achievement. The property is great and we can see the Nevis Peak from it with clouds around it.

We had planned the hike well in advance; mentally and physically, we were well prepared before we were in Nevis. We choose it do it on our own for the tough trek. We did not take a guide as we believed it from reviews that it's possible.

The trek was really tiring. We could hardly stand or walk after we came down. You need a very high fitness level. Directions are not a big challenge. Out of the group of 6, 4 of them went back. It was only 2 of us who completed the trek. At some points, the trek is steep and there are ropes to climb. That's were you need gloves else skin of your hands would be peeled off.

Carry enough water. If you are not confident, please use a guide. Don't forget to sign the book kept at the peak! The effort is all worth it when you see the view from the top.
Written April 7, 2020
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Peter G
East Brunswick, NJ39 contributions
Nevis Peak Climb
Mar 2020
It's hard to call it a hike! We booked through Nevis Adventure Tours and had Reggie as our guide. We're 60 years old and went with our adult children. They collectively found it amazing and were hardly challenged (within reason). My wife and I also loved it but we were more challenged. My wife on the way up and me on the way down; more to do with fear than anything else. Reggie tended to my wife dutifully on the way up, saw her confidence on the way down and transferred his attention to me. I don't do "down" well. All that said, the views were amazing and we are all glad we had done it. Some of us used gloves which I would highly recommend. Reggie is great if you can get him, very knowledgeable, very attentive, generally a good guy.
Written March 29, 2020
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OliveoilYorkshire
Halifax, UK24 contributions
Nevis Peak for Geriatrics
Feb 2020 • Friends
I am a 68 year old not so fit grandmother and I did it! The first part, about a third, is on gentle but steep paths through the the forest. Then there is a river gully and ropes and rocks and tree roots. A warning of things to come. I was scared.

The next section is all woodland steep pathways with the tree roots providing foot and handholds. The ropes start to become more frequent as the pathways gets steeper. My son lives on Nevis and is a horticulturist so I got some brilliant stuff on species, habitat and special plant characteristics as a bonus. Later I wasn’t listening as I was either so tired or so scared or both. This stretch was muddy and steep.

On the last third the gradient really jacked up and instead of tree roots it was mostly rocks and boulders. Nearly all the very steep parts had ropes to help the climb. There were quite a few 15 to 20 foot near verticals. Footholds in most places but the soil was clay and wet so slippy. I did the climb in running shoes as it’s all I had with me and I didn’t have gloves. It was fine and the running shoes gave flexibility. I swallowed my pride and just kept asking my son for stops. Take lots of water and energy food. My Fitbit showed 3000 plus calories. My son was great and kind and didn’t complain about the stops once. It’s me and my stubborn pride and competitiveness that’s the problem not him! Anyway just when i thought it was never going to end. It did. The summit is small. The footprint of my spare bedroom. It was cloudy so no view. There is a box there as others have described but the book inside was wet and spoiled. Note for someone to get a replacement? I’m not doing this again. Don’t want to push my luck. There is a second summit, the higher one with the trig point. My son went off and did that and it took him 40 mins. He said it was overgrown and therefore a bit dangerous as the drops on the edge of the path weren’t visible. I think the journey back down was worse than the way up in many ways. My legs were tired which makes it dangerous and we took a different turn low down so had a hike to the car along the road. Well he did. I sat at Poor Mans Bar and had a cold Guinness!
Written February 24, 2020
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jstone8103
Boston, MA47 contributions
The suburban father challenge
Jan 2020 • Solo
46 year old father of 2 teenagers, lawyer, thinks he is still young embarks on the climb. Hard, dirty, and just like playing in the woods used to be. Really slippery because it is soaking wet all of the time. Saw great nature and feel great. Recommend this, but there is no one in my current friend group who would have enjoyed doing this.
Written January 12, 2020
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Christian R
Nashville, TN6 contributions
Nevis Peak hike - gotta do it!
Dec 2019 • Couples
First time on the island for my wife and I, went with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed it. The whole time I was there the peak was calling to me to climb it! (And it is a climb, not a hike). But we had other activities planned most mornings and couldn’t find a day to go as the hike only is offered at 7:30 AM Mon - Sat...but I managed to get away the AM that we left. Ferry left at 2pm which gave just enough time to get up and down! Sooo worth the early wake up. Booked through the Four seasons for $40 each. I would recommend a guide and Gaylis (?) was our guide and was great. Left 4 seasons at 7AM and returned at noon. If you have a larger group or some that are not fit the hike could take substantially longer. We were up in 1:45 down in 1:30. Few tips: bring lots of water, seems intuitive but some in our group got sent back due to not having enough water. Use gloves! There was a house on the road to the trailhead that sold them for $5 (US) but that may not always be the case. Your shoes will get soaked in mud and you will be drenched in sweat! Dress accordingly. Enjoy!!!
Written December 13, 2019
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Richard M
Horsham, UK6 contributions
Hike up Nevis peak
Nov 2019 • Friends
Reggie was our guide today up the peak as he was yesterday when we went to see the waterfalls. Was a very tough but a very enjoyable climb up to the peak of Nevis. Not for the faint hearted but if you love a challenge then this is for you. It took us a hour and thirteen minutes to get up to the top and an hour to get back down. Lost a lot of sweat but the view at the top was incredible. Reginald Douglas was a super guide and a master mind of the local plants and their uses and his knowledge of local history is unbelievable. He made our holiday. Thanks so much Reggie. You’re a star 👍
Written November 12, 2019
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BostonTravelerBoston
Boston, MA127 contributions
Very strenuous, exhilarating, recommended!
May 2019 • Friends
As others have said, this is real work-out, and not for the faint of heart. But I'm 62 and I loved it! You will sweat like a pig, and then sweat some more. You don't need to be an athlete, but you do need to be coordinated and in very good aerobic shape (I run 14 miles/week). Make sure you do use a guide - they know what they are doing, and the trail, you do not (unless you are a very experienced recreational hiker/climber). Our guide was fabulous. 2hrs up, 2hrs down (same trail). More climbing than hiking, often using ropes, roots and vines as aids. Can be very slippery. Though work gloves could be useful - especially if it's raining or been raining recently - I did not have any and it was not a problem (none of our group of 5 had them). Do not go for the views - the trees and vegetation are quite dense on the way up/down, and the top is almost always foggy (it was for us). It's all about the climb. Brings lots of water, and a few hand towels (I wore my backpack). Wear clothes that you are OK knowing will keep their new mud stains forever. Not for younger kids - I would say at least 8 or 9yrs old, if coordinated & adventurous.
Written July 27, 2019
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Rachel R
12 contributions
Great climb
Apr 2019 • Couples
I absolutely loved this.

My partner and I spend a lot of time on mountains in the Uk but this was an altogether different challenge.

We had planned to climb the peak on our holiday and the prospect of having a mountain in the centre of the island was one of the reasons we chose to visit Nevis over some of the other Caribbean islands.

We originally planned to do it without a guide but everyone we spoke to advised us to so we booked one through our hotel. Having now done it, although the trail isn’t marked it is easy to follow and after the first half mile or so, you are basically following the line of the fixed ropes so it is hard to go wrong. There was just one place where the guide had to tell us which direction however I would recommend a guide especially for anyone who isn’t sure where to start the trail and for anyone who hasn’t already done quite a bit of scrambling as some of the sections are pretty tricky and there were several places where he showed us the best way to go up or down. Also the guide told us a lot about the various trees in the rainforest that we would have missed on our own.

This is not a walk/hike it is definitely a scramble. You only walk for the first 1/4 mile. It definitely isn’t for anyone who just wants to walk in the rainforest.

We’ve done a lot of scrambling in the Uk but never in such muddy and slippery rocks with tree roots and definitely not in a rainforest. I found it a bit difficult to get used to using the ropes as I’m used to just having my hands on rocks but they are essential in some places and it was fine after I’d got going. I loved the challenge and the rainforest is stunning. We knew there were ropes so we brought climbing gloves with us and I would recommend that.

We got caught in a torrential tropical downpour on the way down which made the rocks very slippery but it didn’t detract from the experience at all. The rain meant that there was no views to be had but we knew that the summit is nearly always in cloud so we weren’t expecting it. We were covered in mud by the end but that was all part of the fun.

I would recommend this for anyone coming to Nevis who wants a challenging climb but I wouldn’t recommend it for your first mountain!
Written April 28, 2019
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Nevis Adventures
Nevis40 contributions
Hike up Nevis Peak
Jan 2019 • Solo
The peak is a must see for anyone visiting Nevis and whilst it’s possible to hike up independently, we would recommend using a guide as the trails are not clearly marked and we would not want any tourists to get lost.
The whole route usually takes approximately four to five hours, however, you can also do a shorter hike, say half way up the mountain.
Please bear in mind at the beginning section of the trail isn’t that challenging, and the final stage is steep and very gruelling.
Mind you, the silk cotton trees, tropical plants and waterfalls dotted along the way will keep you going.
Lush rainforest surrounds Nevis Peak which is in the centre of the island and the lush tropical rainforest which surround the mountain. The slopes and plains around the mountain are full of dramatic vegetation, flora and fauna. Like I said at the start of this review. The peak is a must see for anyone visiting Nevis.
Written April 2, 2019
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sallygraceclifford
London, UK7 contributions
Very hard work but worth it at the end!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Very hard walk and definitely not for the fait hearted! Could not recommend the feeling more at the end and a very well deserved beer at the end!
Written March 29, 2019
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